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Bubble Watch: Investors are 51% of Southern California’s Home buying Surge

Bubble Watch: Investors are 51% of Southern California’s Home buying Surge

By Jonathan Lansner “Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: Half of Southern California’s homebuying surge this summer can be tied to a big jump in the purchasing pace by investors. Source: My trusty spreadsheet reviewed Redfin estimates of investor activity locally and in 40 major metropolitan areas in the third […]

China’s Evergrande Makes Last Minute Interest Payment On Dollar Bond, Avoiding Default

China’s Evergrande Makes Last Minute Interest Payment On Dollar Bond, Avoiding Default

BY Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge In a surprise 11th hour development, China Evergrande made an overdue interest payment to offshore bondholders, the state-owned Securities Times reported Friday, an unexpected move that allows the property company to postpone – if not avoid – a default. The Chinese property developer sent $83.5 million to the trustee for […]

Trading of Evergrande Shares HALTED As Ponzi Collapse Spreads, Bond Holders Left As Bag Holders

Trading of Evergrande Shares HALTED As Ponzi Collapse Spreads, Bond Holders Left As Bag Holders

by: Ethan Huff (Natural News) A few days ago, the Chinese government halted all trading of Evergrande (HKG:03333) stock, claiming that the move is necessary in order to “restructure” the failing developer. Massive overleveraging resulted in a partial collapse of the stock before the government quickly intervened to “save” it, effectively kicking the can down the road and […]

Controller Yee: Time To Shift Culture To Close Diversity Gap At Private Equity Firms

Controller Yee: Time To Shift Culture To Close Diversity Gap At Private Equity Firms

According to long-standing research by McKinsey & Company, public companies in the top quartile for gender diversity were 25 percent more likely to outperform industry-median growth than companies in the bottom quartile. Similarly, executive teams in the top quartile of ethnic diversity were 36 percent more likely to financially outperform the industry median. This is […]

Hong Kong Stocks Crash, Futures Slide As Markets Finally Freak Out About Evergrande Default Contagion

Hong Kong Stocks Crash, Futures Slide As Markets Finally Freak Out About Evergrande Default Contagion

BY Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge Well, as we warned, the Evergrande contagion has finally arrived and with China closed for holiday traders are getting out while they can and where they can, and on Monday morning in Asia that means Hong Kong, where Evergrande – which is about to default – has crashed by another […]

China’s “Lehman Moment” Arrives On 13th Anniversary Of Lehman Bankruptcy: Beijing Tells Banks Evergrande Won’t Pay Interest

China’s “Lehman Moment” Arrives On 13th Anniversary Of Lehman Bankruptcy: Beijing Tells Banks Evergrande Won’t Pay Interest

BY Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge Yesterday, when covering the non-stop drama surrounding China’s most insolvent property developer, Evergrande, we said that it would be remarkably ironic if Evergrande were to announce a default – which everyone knows is coming – today, on the 13th anniversary of Lehman’s bankruptcy filing on Sept 15, 2008.   Evergrande […]

California Investors Look to Startups Beyond Silicon Valley

California Investors Look to Startups Beyond Silicon Valley

BY SIYAMAK KHORRAMI AND TARA MACISAAC Commentary Derek Footer and Andrea White-Kjoss help the many startups that struggle to get noticed by big investors through their investment firm, ExtraVallis, based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. They also help investors delve into untapped potential—beyond Silicon Valley or New York or the few other places that have strong networks connecting startups with investors. “Companies […]

Uncertainty is the Root of the Current Market Craziness

Uncertainty is the Root of the Current Market Craziness

  By Thomas L. Knapp For months after his inauguration, US president Donald Trump bragged that he was single-handedly producing an economic boom, citing a rising stock market as evidence. Recently, however, he’s stopped that line of self-promotion. The market has seemingly gone nuts. Sudden one-day drops pare back weeks of gains, followed by a […]

Treasurer John Chiang Calls On Nation’s Largest Institutional Investors to Divest from Sellers of Banned Military-Style Assault Weapons

Treasurer John Chiang Calls On Nation’s Largest Institutional Investors to Divest from Sellers of Banned Military-Style Assault Weapons

SACRAMENTO – State Treasurer John Chiang today urged the nation’s largest institutional investors – including CalPERS and CalSTRS — to divest holdings from wholesale or retail sellers of military-style assault weapons, ammunition and other devices such as “bump stocks” that are banned in California.  “If Congress and statehouses are unwilling or unable to deliver real change, […]

Newbury Park Woman Charged with Securities Fraud — Stole from Investors

Newbury Park Woman Charged with Securities Fraud — Stole from Investors

A felony complaint was filed against Terri Ann Petty (DOB 9/22/1965), of Newbury Park, charging her with four felony counts of securities fraud, elder fraud and grand theft.  The case resulted from an investigation conducted by the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigation. From 2010 until her August 31, 2017, arrest, Petty continuously […]